Atimonan is a municipality of Quezon, a province in CaLaBaRZon Region or Region 4-A, Philippines. It has an area of 239.66 square kilometers and as of 2020, it has a population of 64,260. It is politically subdivided into 42 barangays.
The town of Atimonan is said to have been founded on February 4, 1608 by a certain Simeona Mangaba which local residents call Ate Monang. Many also thought that the name Atimonan could have been derived from that nickname “Ate Monang”.
In 1907, Alfredo Castro, a politician from Atimonan, became the governor of Tayabas, the former name of Quezon Province. He succeeded Manuel Luis Quezon. In 1928, another politician from Atimonan, Leon Guinto, became governor for five years. He would come back as governor again in 1955.
In 1981, Former Board Member and Mayor Remedios V. Diestro initiated the Karakol, a fluvial parade around Lamon Bay. Later, the activity evolved and renamed Tagultol Fishing Festival in 2003 to include street dancing, other cultural and sports activities as well as talent and beauty contests.
It was also during the time of Mayor Remedios V. Diestro that the current official municipal seal was adopted.
Atimonan used to belong to the second legislative district. With the promulgation of the 1987 Constitution, Quezon Province was divided into four legislative districts. Atimonan now belongs to the fourth district.
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Atimonan Tourist Spots
Atimonan Zigzag Park
Quezon National Forest Park
Atimonan Bay Park
Bantakay Fall and Caves
Our Lady of Angels Parish Church
Tagultol Fishing Festival